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Upper Deck made public a few images from 2009 Ballpark Collection today on their Facebook page. The base cards look a bit too much like last year’s edition and the rookie autographs look almost identical to the 2009 Spectrum of Stars autographs. Aside from that, Ballpark Collection looks like a promising release.
One insert that caught my eye instantly is the Career Legacy Triple which features game-used relics from every team a player has been on. Memo to Upper Deck, Reggie Jackson played with the Baltimore Orioles in 1976 and even led the league in slugging.
Alright, I don’t expect them to include every team a player has played on. I’d give anything to see Jose Canseco featured on the checklist but I am starting to think the Major League Player’s Association wants nothing to do with him, otherwise we would have seen him in something by now.
Now before you go and tell me Jose is very unpopular, try explaining how this ugly Donruss card (with a sticker autograph) sold for so high. Despite the overall perception, Jose is still incredibly popular in The Hobby and it’s only a matter of time before one of the big companies tries to capitalize on it.
As for the Career Legacy Triple cards, I’d love to see who else is featured.